Peer Networks

Peer Networks

We design and host learning communities to facilitate peer learning and explore questions of what it means to lead people and manage resources in service of social change. 

Our Approach

CompassPoint's peer networks (Finance Professionals Network and Human Resources Network) are thriving learning communities where nonprofit leaders share wisdom, connect with each other, explore the big questions they face in their human resource and finance roles, and support each other through active listserves.

Our Finance Professionals Network (FPN) and Human Resources Network (HRN) have more than 200 nonprofit members combined! We convene in person at our offices in Oakland and via webinars for role-specific topics.

Membership periods begin and end according to the calendar year. To make the most of your membership, renew at the beginning of each year! The next membership period will be from January 2019 - December 2019.

UPDATE: Registration is closed for the rest of 2019. We'll be opening up registration for 2020 very soon! Make sure you're signed up for our newsletter to receive the announcement. 

2018 forum topics included:

  • The New Tax Law and What it Means for Nonprofits
  • Understanding Full Cost
  • Bitcoin, Blockchain, Nonprofits, and Philanthropy
  • Midterm Elections Are Here, So Let's Get Political!
  • Peer Support Groups Inside Nonprofits
  • Understanding the Laws Governing Charitable Fundraising
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: How do we staff our DEI efforts

2019 Gathering
and Webinar Dates

Human Resources Network:

  • February 25, 2019 (In-Person Gathering)
  • July 23, 2019 (In-Person Gathering)
  • September 25, 2019 (Webinar)
  • October 28, 2019 (In-Person Gathering)

Finance Professionals Network:

  • April 24, 2019 (In-Person Gathering)
  • June 20, 2019 (Webinar) 
  • August 13, 2019 (In-Person Gathering)
  • October 28, 2019 (In-Person Gathering) 

FPN/HRN membership includes:

  • Accses to an active members-only listserve for peer exchange about on-the-job questions, referrals, and advice. 
  • In-person gatherings with breakfast included (members of both networks invited to all meetings). Meetings will start in February 2019, see specific dates below.
  • Access to webinars (watch them live or later as a recording). Webinars will start in March 2019, see specific dates below.
  • A 20% discount for member organizations for all CompassPoint workshops during the year. 

*Dates/Times subject to change and will be confirmed on the member list-serve.


Register for the 2019
Peer Networks:

(when you click on registration link it will be added
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Finance Professionals Network

  • $125  annual membership
    (Pro-rated for the rest of 2019)
  • Up to 2 people on the FPN listserve
    + all in-person presentations and webinars.

(For experienced CFOs, finance directors, and finance consultants to nonprofits)

Register for FPN here >  

Bay Area Nonprofit
HR Network (HRN)

  • $125  annual membership
    (Pro-rated for the rest of 2019)
  • Up to 2 people on the HRN listserve
    + all in-person presentations and webinars.

Register for HRN here > 

Combined Membership

  • $200  annual membership
    (Pro-rated for the rest of 2019)
  • Up to 2 people from same organization on each listerve
    + all network benefits.

Register for the combined
FPN/HRN membership >

Questions about Registration? 

Read our Peer Networks FAQ here. > 




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